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Replacing the light in the radio on a 2000 Toyota Camry

1. Remove the cig. lighter.
2. Remove the ash tray.
3. Pull up on the plastic bezel (trim piece) from the bottom first to the top. Watch out! Don't apply so much force that you break the plastic piece. It will break - so take it easy. When out put it asside.
4. Using a 10mm socket remove the 4 bolts holding the radio to the dashboard. Don't loose the screws!
5. Inspect the radio unit for the internal light bulb.
6. Here's the rub . . . The internal light bulb is sealed inside the radio. You can't get it out. The radio is sealed. Fugitaboudit!
7. Pit it all back in the reverse order of the removal.
8. Live with it.

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